The new RAMP UP program will continue the "learning by doing" approach that ICMA has employed in Afghanistan.
Through a newly funded partnership, the International City Management Association (ICMA) will continue and expand its successful approaches to strengthening municipal government capacity in Afghanistan.
ICMA will be a significant player on a team that has been awarded up to $150 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to undertake a major new local government capacity-building project over three years in 14 provincial capitals in the Eastern region of Afghanistan. This new program builds on ICMA’s successful implementation of local government programs in the country starting in 2004. The award is made for one year at a time with two performance-based option years.